Listening to young people with learning disabilities who have experienced, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation in the UK

Anita Franklin, Emilie Smeaton

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on a UK study which examined the identification of, and support for young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation (CSE). CSE has received considerable attention in the UK, with evidence suggesting an increased risk for young people with learning disabilities. However, no study has specifically focused on this group, and their voices remain largely unheard. In-depth interviews with 27 young people with learning disabilities were undertaken to explore how to meet their needs. This paper presents the young people’s voices and identifies areas for improvements in policy and practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number32
    Pages (from-to)98-109
    Number of pages12
    JournalChildren and Society
    Volume32
    Issue number2
    Early online date21 Jun 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

    Bibliographical note

    This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Franklin, A & Smeaton , E
    2018, 'Listening to young people with learning disabilities who have experienced,
    or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation in the UK', Children and Society, vol. 32,
    no. 2, 32, pp. 98-109 https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/chso.12231
    This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in
    accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

    Keywords

    • Disability
    • sexual abuse
    • children and young people

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Health Professions(all)

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